SHRIVARDHAN (RAIGAD), Oct. 19 -- Addressing a group of villagers near Indapur, Aditi Tatkare, 31, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), outlines her vision for the constituency and stresses her father MP Sunil Tatkare's achievements over the years in the region. This encapsulates the debutante's poll pitch, who is seeking to win against Shiv Sena's Vinod Ghosalkar from Shrivardhan seat in Raigad district.

The Tatkare scion is seeking a mandate to keep her family stronghold intact against 62-year-old Ghosalkar, who is aiming to regain a foothold in the constituency for the party after a decade.

Ghosalkar, a former MLA from Dahisar in Mumbai, was given a ticket from Shrivardhan, after the seat went to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) i...